One of the things that's encouraging, even though it's played down a bit, is the [evolution of the] COO
Some savvy entrepreneurs seek a COO
even before the need arises, recognizing what their business lacks and how much an executive with a certain skill set can bring to the table.
as second in command is a key figure when the challenges faced by the CEO are numerous and complex; the COO
allowed the CEO to focus on the future by relieving them of much of the day-to-day.
This evolution is driven by the unique position of COOs
in insurance companies.
Historically, The Conference Board says, the position of COO
peaked during the 1970s, declined in the '80s, then revived again during the dot-com boom before waning in the new century.
The key to understanding the COO
role is to recognize it is an amorphous one.
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Cantalupo, for instance, had promoted Bell to president and COO
in January 2003, so Bell didn't skip a beat in continuing McDonald's sales turnaround.
Cahill of the Connecticut/Westchester chapter was appointed COO
and President at Pepsi Bottling Corp.
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Readers scanning the list of the" Business Leadership Team" at Microsoft, for example, will see 30 names and titles--beginning with Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates--but nary a COO